The Monstera Swiss cheese plant (Monstera deliciosa) is a tropical plant native to Central America and parts of South America. It is known for its large, glossy leaves that have distinctive holes or perforations, which give it the common name of "Swiss cheese plant." These holes are actually fenestrations, or natural openings in the leaves that allow light to filter through to the lower parts of the plant.
The Monstera Swiss cheese plant is a popular houseplant due to its low maintenance and ability to thrive in a variety of lighting conditions. It can grow quite large, reaching heights of up to 20 feet when grown outdoors in its native habitat. Indoors, it is typically kept smaller, with a mature size of about 6-8 feet tall.
The Monstera Swiss cheese plant prefers a well-draining soil mix and should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. It is important to avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot. The plant should be fertilized every couple of months during the growing season to help it thrive.
In addition to its attractive foliage, the Monstera Swiss cheese plant is also known for producing edible fruit, which is why it is sometimes referred to as the "fruit salad plant." The fruit, which resembles a cross between a pineapple and a mango, takes several months to mature and has a sweet, tropical flavor.
Overall, the Monstera Swiss cheese plant is a beautiful and easy-to-care-for houseplant that is sure to add a tropical touch to any home.
What comes in the Box
|Plant||1 Monstera Deliciosa, Swiss Cheese 30-36 Inches Tall Plant|
|Pot||Nursery Pot of 10"|
|Soil||Special soil with Slow Release Fertilizer|